Carol Thorner

Tabula Rasa
silver gelatin print
11 x 14 in.

I have always been treated like a freak. Because of the lack of love and understanding around me, I was always questioning myself about why abuse was happening and what I did to be deserving of such treatment. What was “normal”? What did I have to do to be treated “normal’? How could I reshape myself into what others seem to need and want?

An epiphany occurred as I was contemplating writing this statement: It matters little whether my abnormalities are physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. What matters in a profound spiritual sense is what I choose to do with my life in response to those challenges.

© Carol Thorner